Creative Logo Making: Design With Type

Peter Bone, Designer, Author, Teacher

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11 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Welcome

      0:57
    • 2. Before you start

      2:44
    • 3. Ranger

      3:41
    • 4. Sofia

      4:20
    • 5. Pincoya

      8:32
    • 6. Otama

      2:48
    • 7. Lobster

      5:01
    • 8. Val

      4:40
    • 9. Blanch

      2:45
    • 10. Leco

      1:52
    • 11. Project and Goodbye

      0:24

Project Description

Create a logo from a typeface

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment for this class is to choose a typeface and to create a logo from it. Pick any typeface and use your skills (perhaps ones you learnt from the class) and creativity to turn it into a logo. Whilst I've only used typefaces that are either free or available at a "pay what you want" rate, I'd encourage you to choose any typeface you like. Try to find techiques that work with the type you've chosen, and other colours and elements too if they work. Have fun!

THE DETAILS

The first part of the task is choosing a typeface. You could use any of the following criteria:

  • It's your favourite typeface
  • It's a typeface you think deserves wider recognition
  • It's a typeface that you'd like to experiment with
  • It's a typeface that would suit a particular treatment (like a Blend or filling with a pattern)

 The second part of the task is to try out some ideas. They could include:

  • Manipulating the type without outlining it
  • Outlining the type, then using some of the approaches learnt in the class
  • Any other techniques you know that you think would work with this typeface

The third part of the task is to refine your ideas into a finished logo.

WHAT TO UPLOAD

Upload your final image or images as a PNG to your Skillshare project board. If you want to, submit images from all three parts of the task (they could include sketches and screenshots as well as the final PNG of the logo). Have fun!

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